7 Spots to Grab a Winter Mocktail in the Hudson Valley

Sip one of these inventive winter mocktails at happy hour this dry January for all the party with none of the ABV.

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Whether you’re participating in dry January or you’re just not big on drinking, these creative winter mocktails will keep you celebrating all season long. Don’t let a lack of alcohol stop you from having a great time at happy hour or weekend brunch. From CosNOpolitans to spirit-free spritzes, these mocktail menus are worth checking out at restaurants and bars across the Hudson Valley for bold flavors without the hangover.

If you want to try out your mixologist skills at home, here are some ingredients to help you recreate these Hudson Valley mocktails:

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Ghia Non-Alcoholic Aperitif
Ritual Zero Proof Whiskey
Seedlip Garden 108 Non-Alcoholic Spirit
Seedlip Spice 94 Non-Alcoholic Spirit


Try: Yuzu Spritzer

In Germantown, Gaskins is focused on modern American fare with an elevated twist. Its dinner menu updates daily, but the drinks and mocktails rotate on a weekly basis. Currently, the eatery offers a delicious selection of zero-proof sips with flavors inspired by citrus, cider, and hibiscus. Opt for the Saint Bitter for a negroni-like beverage mixed with St. Agrestis Amaro Falso, sparling water, and an olive, or order the Yuzu Spritzer made with Ghia Aperitif, yuzu, sparkling water, and shiso for flavors you probably wouldn’t otherwise experience in a cocktail.

Lone Wolf

Try: Meet Me at Midnight


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Head to Lone Wolf for an intimate cocktail lounge setting that focuses on classic drinks and educating guests on the techniques behind mixology. This Kingston hotspot is big on mocktails, which are $9 each to keep your bill down and your spirits up. Made with Seedlip non-alcoholic blends, Lone Wolf’s three zero-proof options excite with winter spices and fruits. Vanilla, mint and grapefruit come together in the In My Solitude, while the Meet Me at Midnight combines Seedlip Spice, pear, sparkling cider, ginger, nutmeg, lemon, and sage for a mature and seasonal mix.

Mill & Main

Try: Caribbean Sorrel Spritz

Kerhonkson’s new Mill & Main has experienced a lot of success since its initial opening in mid-2023. The farm-to-table restaurant features a seasonal dinner menu with ever-changing drinks, along with some mainstays. Among the bar list lurks a small yet mighty mocktail selection boasting flavors inspired by classical cocktails. The Seedlip Sip is akin to a martini while the Caribbean Sorrel Spritz is made with house-made sorrel, pineapple juice, and soda to bring tropical vibes to your winter.


Try: The Standard


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Padrona’s fast-casual cocktail concept aims to puncture the pretentiousness that underlines many other modern drink programs. The bar is a place “where spirits are lifted,” with an extensive list of alcoholic, low-proof, and no-proof cocktails. If you’re in the market for a classic mix without the booze, order the CosNOpolitan made with Seedlip 108, and choose The Standard instead for a fruity combination of blueberry shrub, soda water, and orange.

Pretty to Think So

Try: Devil’s Lyre

Within Rhinebeck’s booming restaurant scene, {pretty to think so} prides itself on originality and sophistication within its dining and drink menus. The restaurant’s drink concept is unforgettable, underpinned by innovative flavor blends and sectioned off by the level of alcohol content. For a savory mocktail mixed with tomato dill shrub and sparkling water, choose the To Meadow, and if you’re feeling spicy, the Devil’s Lyre is the way to go with zero-proof bourbon and absinthe, chile de arbol, and cherrywood smoke.

Sweet Grass Grill

Try: Rosemary Pear

Sweet Grass Grill serves local and seasonal food in a casual setting right in the heart of Tarrytown. The popular lunch spot is big on vegan and vegetarian dishes with ingredients from local farms, and the bar is carved out of a single fallen oak tree from nearby Rockefeller State Park Preserve. With craft sodas, house-made lemonade and ice teas, and thoughtful mocktails, all the spot’s booze-free beverages are delicious and affordable. Our pick is the Rosemary Pear mocktail, which combines pear nectar, rosemary simple syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water.

Wonder Bar

Try: Now Make a Wish, Take a Bite

Beacon’s Wonder Bar will transport you to the golden age of drinking in Dutchess County. The bar serves drinks in a speakeasy setting under the glow of chandeliers. The spirit of the roaring ’20s is alive and well at this old-fashioned spot, even in the spirit-free drinks. In addition to non-alcoholic rose and white wines, mocktails like Every Night Is Girls’ Night and You Boys Like Mexico? excite with light and tropical flavors. Now Make a Wish, Take a Bite, on the other hand, is the perfect cold-weather mocktail with apple cinnamon simple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice.

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